UNIVERSITY OF MARYLAND (MGIC) NIGERIA
REQUEST FOR PROPOSAL DATA MANAGER
DEADLINE: 9TH OCTOBER, 2020

INTRODUCTION
The Maryland Global Initiatives Corporation (MGIC) isa non-profit affiliate of the University of Maryland, Baltimore (UMB). MGIC works to strengthen health systems and reduce the spread and impact of HIV/AIDS in the areas they
operate. They currently have offices in Botswana, Kenya, Malawi. Mozambique, Nigeria, Rwanda, Tanzania and Zambia MGIC operations support the research and clinical programs of the Institute of Human Virology. A research center within UMB School of Medicine

OBJECTIVE
Manage. Analyze data and Communicate findings in written documentation and presentations

PURPOSE
MGIC is seeking a Data Manager to support the COVID-19 Seroprevalence Survey with a population-based survey of about 2.040 randomly selected households and about 10,200, Support the development of routine data freezes and analytical data sets Integrate machine learning and artificial intelligence algorithms into routine data use of patient level data from the NDR

SCOPE OF WORK
REQUIREMENTS

-Relevant education and experience in Data Management and Analysis
-Resume

QUALIFICATIONS
-Master’s degree in Mathematics, Statistics, biostatistics. epidemiology. or related scientific fields are required. A PHD is an advantage
-Experience Minimum 5 years working experience doing data analysis or epidemiology
-Specialized knowledge: Expert use of at least 2 data management and analysis tools
-Skills: Strong mathematical skills, Statistics skills, Problem solving Adaptability Written and oral communications skills, Strong teamwork skills, Critical thinking, and Strong computer background
-Interpersonal/Individual Competencies: ability to work with other team members, flexibility, decisiveness and personal integrity

Professional Certification: Certification in any applicable Health care professional body is desirable.

TASKDELIVERABLEESTIMATED LEVEL OF EFFORT %
Work with COVID 19 Sero Survey Team on Data Management-The Data Manager will support the COVID 19 Seroprevalence Survey. This is a population-based survey with about 2.040 randomly selected
households and about 10,200 individuals in the elected states of Nigeria 20%

-Track sample transfers and ensure that results from NRL properly documented and added to fed data sets 10%

-Track and ensure that the cross sectional survey data set and the longitudinal follow up data as well as the result from the NRL and correctly linked 10%

-Support the analysis of complex survey data 10%

-Provide survey statistics support, consultation, and analyse 10%

-Support data management processes including data clearing 10%

-Develop and use macros or other procedures for automating statistical analysis 10%

-Communicate findings in written documentation and Presentations 10%

-Assist in country report writing and writing peer reviewed papers 10%

-Support in the development of materials for public release of the COVID-19 Seroprevalence Survey dataset 5%

-Be available to support on other activities within UMB portfolio 5%
NDR-Support the development of routine data freezes and analytical data sets

-Integrate machine learning and artificial intelligence algorithms into routine data use of patient level data from the NDR 30%
 

All proposals will be evaluated and scored on the following criteria:
-Availability – 20%
-Cost – 20%
-Experience & Qualifications- 30%
-Capacity to provide service – 30%

CONTENT OF RESPONSE
A complete proposal will include the following sections:
I. Budget and Cost: List Fees in cost per hour at 8 hours per day
II. References: Please attach references including names, organization, and contact information for three (3) clients who can provide insights regarding skills, qualification and delivery of requested training services.

Include in your response the anticipated date to start service.
All responses must be in English.

TERMS AND CONDITIONS
1. The RFP is not and shall not be considered an offer by MGIC.
2. All Responses must be received on or before the date and time indicated on the RFP. All late responses will be rejected.
3. All proposals will be considered binding offers. Prices quoted must be valid for the entire period provided by the respondent.
4. All procurement will be subject to MGIC contractual terms and conditions and contingent on the availability of donor funding.
5. MGIC reserves the right to accept or reject any quotation or cancel the procurement process at any time, without assigning any reason, and shall have no liability to any vendors submitting RFPS for such rejection or cancellation
of the procurement.
6. MGIC reserves the right to accept all or part of the proposal when awarding the purchase order/contract.
7. All information provided by MGIC in this RFP is offered in good faith. 
Individual items are subject to change at any time and all bidders will be provided with notification of any changes. MGIC is not responsible or liable for
any use of the information submitted by bidders or for any claims asserted therefrom.
8. MGIC reserves the right to require any bidder to enter into a non-disclosure agreement.
9. The bidders are solely obligated to pay for all costs, of any kind whatsoever, which may be incurred by the bidder or any third parties, in connection with the Response. All Responses and supporting documentation shall become the
property of MGIC, subject to claims of confidentiality in respect of the Response and supporting documentation, which have been clearly marked confidential by the bidder.

INSTRUCTIONS ON BID SUBMISSION
Offerors may submit complete proposals electronically to [email protected] by October 16th, 2020,

Electronic proposals must be submitted in PDF format. Proposals received after this date will not be considered.

Questions regarding this request may be addressed to [email protected] and must be received no later than October 9th, 2020. Responses to questions will be distributed to all interested parties no later than October 13th, 2020.